Peatland Payments for EcosystemServices in the South WestWater and Carbon on ExmoorEnglish Upland Peatland Network Confere...
Wimbleball Resr &Context: Exmoor example             R Haddeo                         R Exe    Exmoor             R Barle ...
Peatland on Exmoor                     Charles Cowap                     MBA MRICS FAAV
Charles CowapMBA MRICS FAAV
Charles CowapMBA MRICS FAAV
Charles CowapMBA MRICS FAAV
Charles CowapMBA MRICS FAAV
Economics                                   + OTHER ESS                      CARBON                                  PAYME...
Benefits must be owned by the          Is it irreversible?                    Conflict of interest between RPA            ...
Summary of concerns,        Concerns Benefits Questions Totalsbenefits, questionsRevenue/cost                6        3   ...
Top Three Concerns•   Confidence•   Revenue/Cost•   Scheme Relationships                           Charles Cowap          ...
Top Three Positives•   Environmental•   Revenue•   Asset Value and wider economic aspects                                 ...
Top Three Questions•   Legal/ownership concerns•   Revenue and cost•   Confidence                               Charles Co...
Questions?             Charles Cowap             MBA MRICS FAAV
Contact DetailsTranslating new knowledge for rural professional practice             cdcowap@gmail.com             07947...
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Peat Rewetting in Exmoor

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A presentation from the English Upland Peatland Network held on 13 and 14 November 2012. Describes the work we have been doing on Exmoor to develop a PES (payments for ecosystem services) scheme with local farmers to rewet peat for water storage and carbon.

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Peat Rewetting in Exmoor

  1. 1. Peatland Payments for EcosystemServices in the South WestWater and Carbon on ExmoorEnglish Upland Peatland Network ConferenceExeter13 November 2012Charles CowapChartered Surveyor Charles Cowap MBA MRICS FAAV
  2. 2. Wimbleball Resr &Context: Exmoor example R Haddeo R Exe Exmoor R Barle Replenishment Exebridge Pumping Pumping Approx 5 miles, Station lifting water from 120 to 240 m AOD Charles Cowap MBA MRICS FAAV
  3. 3. Peatland on Exmoor Charles Cowap MBA MRICS FAAV
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  8. 8. Economics + OTHER ESS CARBON PAYMENTS??? Future Profit for reinvestment Storage/Abstraction or distribution Costs Savings for water Treatment Costs buyers Incentive payments to Pumping Costs landowners – managers - occupiers Charles Cowap MBA MRICS FAAV
  9. 9. Benefits must be owned by the Is it irreversible? Conflict of interest between RPA Opportunity for existing scheme and Mire project - when spot checklandowner Health of livestock - fluke on acreage for payment resulted inSource of revenue for landowner Livestock safety stating that they would not pay forNeed for trust fund to remedy any It might not work, restoration might area affected by mire workproblems, eg solar deals with trust not work Opportunity costs for other activitiesfund set up to remove kit Land not suitable for grazing, If is not owned by the landowner destock landCheaper water bills for SWW who owns the land and project?customers Contravening Single Farm Payments Damage to grazing reversing 2,000 years of ag progressEnvironmental benefits Collateral damage No rewards for joining the projectJobs PIF [Permanently Ineligible Features SWW overriding everythingHLS for SFP] No allowance for inflation Increased carbon Is there any way of making up theWater retention, less flash flooding Increased silt peat into river reduction?downstream Devaluation of agri landMore wildlife RPA ProblemsPutting land that was drained back Health and safety problems Future funding for restoration ofto its natural state damageFinancial - tradeable commodity, What are the potential impactsincome for managing land naturally downstream?Ecosystem service [? ..airs?] HLS Capital Works money being usedNone for mire rather than hedge work which directly benefits local communities Charles Cowap MBA MRICS FAAV
  10. 10. Summary of concerns, Concerns Benefits Questions Totalsbenefits, questionsRevenue/cost 6 3 2 11Asset Value 4 2 0 6Legal/ownership 1 1 3 5Agricultural productivity 2 0 0 2External liabilities 3 1 0 4Animal welfare 2 0 0 2H&S 1 0 0 1Environmental 4 5 1 10Wider economic 3 2 0 5Scheme relationships 6 1 1 8Confidence 8 1 2 11Totals 40 16 9 65 Charles Cowap MBA MRICS FAAV
  11. 11. Top Three Concerns• Confidence• Revenue/Cost• Scheme Relationships Charles Cowap MBA MRICS FAAV
  12. 12. Top Three Positives• Environmental• Revenue• Asset Value and wider economic aspects Charles Cowap MBA MRICS FAAV
  13. 13. Top Three Questions• Legal/ownership concerns• Revenue and cost• Confidence Charles Cowap MBA MRICS FAAV
  14. 14. Questions? Charles Cowap MBA MRICS FAAV
  15. 15. Contact DetailsTranslating new knowledge for rural professional practice cdcowap@gmail.com 07947 706505Twitter: @charlescowapBlog: http://charlescowap.wordpress.com/Slideshare: http://www.slideshare.net/cdcowap Charles Cowap MBA MRICS FAAV

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